There's something off here!
It’s incredibly easy for stories and situations to get muddled when they appear on Teen Mom. They are often retold numerous times from many different perspectives, and it’s no surprise that this could easily confuse anyone who didn’t experience an incident firsthand. But could that account for all of the holes in Mackenzie Standifer’s account of Ryan’s addiction?
Whether or not Mackenzie would like to admit it, Maci and Ryan’s relationship is incredibly important to making sure that Bentley has two caring parents in his life. It’s reasonable for Maci to take an interest in Ryan’s addiction and recovery so that she can ensure that her son has a relationship with his father. It’s also understandable that Mackenzie might feel uncomfortable with another woman being so involved in Ryan’s experience… but that doesn’t justify her rewriting the entire timeline.
It’s normal for stories to change numerous times throughout Teen Mom, but fans have begun to notice some serious gaps in Mackenzie’s story. Just how much of her experience with Ryan’s addiction is real, and how much did she make up?
Understandably, Mackenzie Standifer doesn’t get a huge amount of screen time on Teen Mom. Instead, she decided to make sure that her story was told right by setting up a blog. Maybe that’s backfired, since it’s her blog posts that has fans wondering just how much embellishing Mack has done over the years.
“I am the wife of a recovering addict. Woah… that’s hard to say. The love of my life is recovering from a strong addiction to heroin and will be seven months sober in a few short days (woohoo),” Mackenzie opened her blog post.
Mackenzie revealed that many fans were asking her for advice to help addicts through recovery, so she decided to break down her experience with Ryan to provide insight. “The day I found out what was happening, I called an interventionist,” she wrote. “Immediately. I needed backup and guidance and I needed it now.”
She goes on to say that she immediately wrote Ryan a letter. “In short, it spoke of our good times, our first date, our boys growing up and how I wanted him to be there for future times,” she writes. Then, she says, she up and left him. “I left the letter, took the dog, got in my mustang and left. Then the waiting game started.”
She recounts how Ryan started texting her, but she stood her ground. She goes on to give advice for others in the same experience, saying that they must remember to get help for themselves as well. Mackenzie has a lot of genuinely good advice to offer, but there’s still something fishy going on: the timeline of Ryan’s addiction.
When Maci learned that Ryan was a drug user, she vented that Mackenzie, Jen, and Larry could all see it, but refused to act. Mackenzie didn’t take very kindly to that, and she claimed that she had no idea that Ryan was a drug addict… until the day of their wedding.
If this is true, it means that Mackenzie got married to Ryan (who drove while so high he could hardly keep his eyes open), immediately found out about his addiction, called an interventionist, wrote him a letter, and then booked it out of there — all on their wedding night.
It’s left many wondering just how much truth there is to Mackenzie’s story. Could she be embellishing to make herself look better? After all, Maci accused her of being “so full of s**t her eyes turned brown.”
If this is indeed a lie, it would have some particularly ugly implications for Mackenzie. It could possibly mean that she knew about Ryan’s addiction all along, but didn’t do anything to help until after they were married!
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